Do you save your quilt magazines? I have over 7 years worth. Or I guess I should say had. I was in my sewing room today and looked at my bookcase. Over 1/2 of it was filled with magazines!! Why in the world do I have over 200 quilting magazines? I have no clue. I diligently read them, then put them in the bookcase – neatly sorted by name and date – and never look at them again.
Well, today I did. I went through every single one of those magazines and tore out the patterns I wanted to keep. Every. Single. One.
You know how many I saved? Exactly 18 patterns. Eighteen!!!! Just over an inch of paper.
I dumped the rest into the recycle bin. No, I’m not donating them to the local quilt guild (bad experience) and I’m not donating them anywhere else. For cryin’ out loud, most of the patterns are traditional patterns or so outdated I’d be embarrassed to give them to someone else.
I am making myself a promise to never save another quilt magazine. In fact, I doubt I will subscribe to any more quilting magazines. I seem to get all my patterns from the internet or books now. I can’t remember the last time I actually made a quilt I found in a magazine.
I’m thinking a congratulatory fabric shopping trip is in store for tackling that big job!!